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Parties and People

England 1914-1951

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Parties and People by Ross McKibbin
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The 'sequel' to his best-selling Classes and Cultures, Ross McKibbin's latest book is a powerful reinterpretation of British politics in the first decades of universal suffrage. What did it mean to be a 'democratic society'? To what extent did voters make up their own minds on politics or allow elites to do it for them? Exploring the political culture of these extraordinary years, Parties and People shows that class became one of the principal determinants of political behaviour, although its influence was often surprisingly weak. McKibbin argues that the kind of democracy that emerged in Britain was far from inevitable-as much historical accident as design-and was in many ways highly flawed.

Author Biography

Ross McKibbin is Emeritus Research Fellow at St John's College, Oxford.
Release date Australia
March 25th, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
220
Dimensions
146x224x19
ISBN-13
9780199584697
Product ID
4021965

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